Sula and Ja
Written by: Ellen Banda-Aaku
Illustrated by: N/A
Recommended for ages 10+
Number of pages: 172
An exciting tale of two voices.
Sula, shy and reserved, wants to walk through high school unrecognized. Brother Paul, the science teacher pairs her up with the most popular boy in school and this changes everything. But being this close to Ja's sun comes at a price. It earns Sula constant mockery, taunting questions and finally a dance partner.
Ja, a vibrant only son whose only worry is to decide the perfect partner for the school dance. His life takes a heartrending turn when he discovers his father's deteriorating health, a family of half siblings and a stepmother.
Follow the story of two unlikely friends from totally two different social backgrounds as they navigate adolescence and the sparking of teenage love.
Will Sula still dance with Ja?